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Published: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 10:04 p.m.
'Baby' is still kicking
The Edward Albee drama "The Play About the Baby" runs through Feb. 2 at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place. The abstract work centers on a young couple with a new baby and the mysterious older couple that rattles their bliss.
Show times are 8:15 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13-$26 for the general public and $6-$15 for students. Call 375-4477 for tickets and information.
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra returns to Gainesville on Thursday for an 8 p.m. concert at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Road. The concert will feature pianist Joseph Kalichstein, who will join the orchestra in a performance of Mozart's "Concerto No. 17 in G Major."
Tickets are $35-$45. A pre-performance discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m. Call 392-2787 for tickets and information.
The Rebecca Gilman play "Spinning Into Butter" opens for a four-day run at UF's Constans Theatre Black Box on Thursday. Based on a true story, the play chronicles a racist letter written at a New England college and the administration's reaction.
The play runs through Sunday, Jan. 26. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for students, UF faculty members and seniors, and $12 for the general public. Call 392-1653 for tickets.
At the movies
The long-awaited musical "Chicago" opens in Gainesville this weekend at Butler Plaza. Starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere, the film brings Bob Fosse's Broadway smash to the big screen and features a real singing voices of its cast.
Also opening this weekend: "The Hours," "A Guy Thing" and "The Pianist" are at Butler Plaza. "Kangaroo Jack" opens at Butler Plaza and Gator Cinemas Oaks 4 West. "National Security" opens at Royal Park, while "On Guard" is playing at the Hippodrome Cinema.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Fences" opens Friday at the Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. The play portrays the frustrations of a former Negro league baseball player who settled for a humbler existence. The show runs through Feb. 9. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $8 at Omni Books.
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